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played by SinStaffOmni42 posts
Infinite years
Judge Jury Executioner
828403 points
sinsomnia point store
please remember to wait for approval from the staff before making a purchase

please ask the staff if you are experiencing any difficulties
When you want to make a purchase all you need to do is follow these simple steps so that your purchase can be approved. This must be done BEFORE you use the points OR apply any of the changes that would result. You may Transfer Points from any account to another using the store.

Using the code below, (deleted as applicable) post a reply to this thread using either the character you are applying your purchase against OR your Out of Character (OOC) account if it is for a new character.

Wait for approval. Admins will tag your OOC account when the purchase has been approved or denied, usually pending amendments but please remember ALL purchases can be denied at the discretion of the Admins. As a result of this, it is very important that you Do not purchase first, always wait for approval.

Once approved by the staff, you should then go to the store and purchase the item while logged into under the right account to purchase. Do not 'Use' the item' as this will cause it to vanish from your Inventory.

Finally, you need to go and UPDATE everything. If you are confused or have questions, please ask a member of the staff for assistance. Do not forget to claim any additional award badges from here

Within the STORE is a category marked, award badges, these are badges that you can award to the appropriate account on your own. Go here select the right badges BUY and then USE to make sure they appear on your profile.
purchase only species & banned traits
shapeshifter

120 points
yokai

140 points
dragoon

140 points
banned trait

90 points

These allow you to make one of the three PURCHASE ONLY species, these are shapeshifters, wanderers (see below) & yokai (inc. dragoons), at the time of purchase you DO NOT need to write out their powers merely request the species. More information, including the number of powers, can be found here for shapeshifters & here for yokai (inc. dragoons).

Finally, we do not like to restrict creativity, but sometimes we need to limit certain traits/species/other and on this, list are all the BANNED traits, however you can purchase this item & make a character with one.
starting upgrades & additional slots
vampire
wanderer
This allows you to START with a character who is either a BETA 2 or ALPHA 1 from among the available lycanthrope species, either werewolf, wereleopard or werelion.

lycanthrope
(beta 2)


60 points
only lion, leopard or wolf
lycanthrope
(alpha 1)


120 points
only lion, leopard or wolf

This allows you to START with a character who is either a Necromancer or as a Siren 1, instead of waiting to upgrade them on the site, using the upgrade option.

Necromancer

100 points
Siren 1

100 points


This is for purchasing an additional slot in addition to your original allowances for the types and/or power levels. If you are unsure just ask the Staff.

extra slot

400 points
Necromancer,
Alpha or Siren
extra slot

400 points
Yokai
(inc. Dragoon)
Available by purchase only bloodline(s)
Marmee Noir

90 points
Vittorio

90 points
These are one of purchasable-only species, instead of choosing from werewolf, wereleopard or werelion you can make your own lycanthrope species; for more details check their powerbook.

wanderer (beta 1)

70 points
only lycanthrope species
wanderer (beta 2)

100 points
only lycanthrope species
wanderer (alpha 1)

120 points
ONLY LYCANTHROPE SPECIES
items
magical item (member)

40 points
magical item (staff)

70 points
magical weapon

80 points

All thesew require that you write out in detail the nature of the item, including weakness and/or drawbacks. You do not need to do this for Staff-Written Items, though you can tell us about what you'd like to see along with the reason behind the purchase.
powers & features
swap &/or change
pets
All the options below require that you write out in detail the nature of the item, including weakness and/or drawbacks. You do not need to do this for Staff-Written Items, though you can tell us about what you'd like to see along with the reason behind the purchase.

unique power (member)

45 points
unique power (staff)

70 points
unique feature (member)

40 points
unique feature (staff)

70 points
These allow you to change a power for a power OR to change the species of your character (see below).

power swap

20 points
species change

250 points

As far as species change goes, this is not about turning/infecting but swapping the species. This needs to be explained, and in the case of a yokai, you will also need to submit a concept form as normal.
All the options below require that you write out in detail the nature of the pet, including weakness and/or drawbacks.

unique pet (member)

70 points
unique pet (staff)

90 points
subforum & surprise pack
personal subforum

50 points
surprise pack

150 points
post waiver

250 points

The subforum this can be for a business or when they decide to get their own place. When asking to purchase this particular item please make sure you add a description for the forum you want to have added to the site. If it is not used (no new threads or posts) for six months the Staff will remove it from the site forums; you may appeal this happening but the final decision rests with the Staff.

Should you buy the surprise pack; expect that to happen. It can be anything from a change in looks to a new ability or even a curse.


We know the joy of character creation is strong and so we allow the waivering of the post requirement (so long as only ONE of your characters is under 25 posts) that is necessary after your fifth approved character. You can also only do this once every TWO months.



plots & twisters
plot twister

200 points
personal plot

100 points

With respect to the personal plot & plot twister; these are invariably created by the Staff for your character. Who must already be created on the site, the plot may be large or small and the more information about what you'd like and not like will help us create something unique for your character. The plot twister allows for an explanation of events, abilities and even some unknown heritage that has been revealed or become apparent in gameplay. These will affect the history of your character.
lunar eclipse, pregnancy and true mate
Only female lycanthropes need to make a purchase in respect of pregnancy. This is based on difficulty & restrictions. All players may purchase and/or use the True Mate power, it is applied to both characters and must be written out for approval but otherwise, there is no cost or restriction for this power.
pregnancy
(1 per species)


100 points
species power
(true mate)


FREE
Lunar Eclispe
(limited)


40 points

One of an incredibly experimental (and potentially dangerous) series of potions developed by some of the elder witches from the old Coven before it was destroyed over a year ago, these grant any lycanthrope the ability to repress their beast during the three day period when the moon is full.

This is not a widely known secret and generally speaking lycanthrope females in particular who purposefully become pregnant need to rely on a powerful alpha (usually) being nearby in order to take their beast if that is an option for them. That is by far the safest option for lycanthrope women and it still comes with some risk.

When using this potion for a prolonged period of time (say nine to ten months) the user will become progressively weakened and sick. In a sense, they are more fatigued, as well as an overall dampening effect on their enhanced abilities, like speed, strength, and healing along with experiencing a disconnect to their animal.

As a result even after finishing taking this potion the user will need to work are restoring that inner sense of balance and many find themselves returning almost to a state akin to being a newly made lycanthrope. This is a very dangerous and even potentially fatal option for a lycanthrope female to use during pregnancy and most witches and doctors would be unlikely to recommend it. This is not the easy option.

As always when making any purchase, it remains subject to the approval of the Staff before it can be used.

ranks
additional powers
misc.
These are RANK upgrades, none of them will come with any additional powers, they must be purchased separately. lease, remember both POINTS & POSTS can (and do) apply to these purchases and must be completed beforehand.

beta 1

free
beta 2

40 pts + 25 posts

When it comes to alpha and/or siren there are limited slots available and this is handled on a first come, first served basis.

alpha or siren 1
or
80 pts + 50 posts
alpha or siren 2
or
100 pts + 75 posts
This applies to the non-alpha/siren powers of each species. You can pick from GENERAL and/or SPECIES-SPECIFIC for your particular character. You need to write out the power.

species power

40 points

This applies to the alpha/siren powers of each species. You can pick from GENERAL and/or SPECIES-SPECIFIC for your particular character. You need to write out the power.

species power (alpha)

50 points
species power (siren)

50 points
It is very rare for a LYCANTHROPE to contract a second (dual) infection, it is therefore both a costly purchase as well as having limited availability.

dual infection

300 points
bloodline upgrade
soudre de sang

400 pts + 150 posts

The term SOUDRE DE SANG means literally 'fountainhead' and is when a MASTER VAMPIRE has grown insufficient power to act as the head of their own bloodline. This is exceptionally rare and as a result, has a limited availability on the site. Any approvals are subject to the Staff and a conscious level of plot and character points will need to have been seen on the site beforehand.
master & servants
additional powers
triumverate
This also requires your character to be under 200 YEARS OLD, you are expected to be active with these characters or you may lose this status and have to earn it back.

master upgrade

80 pts + 50 posts

You must have the relevant power purchased BEFORE you can mark either an animal/human. These are my servant and animal to call, you also need to be a MASTER vampire as well.

human servant mark

80 pts per mark
animal servant mark

80 pts per mark
This applies to the non-master powers of each species. You can pick from GENERAL and/or BLOODLINE for your particular character. You need to write out the power.

species power

40 points

This applies to the master powers of each species. You can pick from GENERAL and/or BLOODLINE for your particular character. You need to write out the power.

species power (master)

50 points
Rare Power (master)

100 points
This consists of a MASTER VAMPIRE, HUMAN SERVANT, and ANIMAL SERVANT. It is rare. As a result of this the number available on the site is limited.

triumverate

450 pts + 50 posts
upgrades
necromancer upgrade

80 pts + 50 posts

You can upgrade an animator into a necromancer on the site, as soon as you have the available points and posts available to do so. You then have access to the Necromancer powers and need to write them out.
additional powers
witch type
misc.
These allow you to purchase new psychic and/or witch powers as seen in the Powerbook. You need to write out the power.

witch power

40 points
psychic power

40 points
If you should wish to, instead of picking from the available list of WITCH TYPES available on the site, you can submit your own original type.

unique witch type

50 points
changed on site

90 pts + 30 posts

This allows you to change from human/pyschic/witch to vampire or lycanthrope. If psychic you can keep upto THREE abilites and if witch, you can keep ONLY the basic abilities. This is the ONLY way to have a lycanthrope who is both witch and/or pyschic.
introduction & disclaimer
The way witches grow in power is different from the rest of the species on the site. Psychics, lycanthropes, and vampires don’t learn new powers so much as figure out they have them or grow into them. Witches, on the other hand, have to learn and practice their craft to hone it and get better. In order to gain a witch type or a rise in rank, you must fill out the petition form for either rank or witch type or both. If your petition is approved you may go to the store and buy the rank or witch type.

DISCLAIMER: The staff reserves the right to deny petitions based on stagnant character growth and inactivity. Have three threads in the last month with only one reply from your character does not meet the activity requirement, nor does start two opens right before you posted your petition.
how it works
ranks
types
Ranks must be ascended in order, a witch cannot go from a rank 1 to a rank 3.

Lycanthrope witches are limited to one witch type and the highest they can gain is rank 3

If a petition is denied you have to wait a month before petitioning again with that character. You may petition another character in the same month, but not the same one.

In order for a character to move in up ranks they must have shown some sort of IC growth that would contribute to a rise in power level. This can be anything from joining the coven, to becoming an apprentice to a witch, or finding themselves in difficult situations.

You must be able to explain why it makes sense for your character to advance in level.

You must already have the required amount of posts with your character to obtain the rank they're going for.

You must be active with your character, you must have at least three active threads in the last month and at least two at the time of posting.

Your character must be active when petitioning for a new witch type, they must have at least three active threads in the last month and two at the time of petitioning.

You must be able to explain why they are branching out to a new witch type and how they learned it.

Fully explain the witch type (even if it is a witch type on the board and not a unique one) how it works, it’s limitations, the specialties of the witch type and what your character will be focusing on. (For example: a white witch might choose to focus on healing.)
Please remember you can start at either RANK 1 OR 2 when making a new witch character, you then progress from that point onward through the ranks.

rank 1

free + 25 posts
rank 2

75 pts + 25 posts
rank 3

150 pts + 50 posts

rank 4

250 pts + 100 posts
rank 5

500 pts + 200 posts
These are in addition to the original type that is picked out when making your witch.

type 1

100 psts + 25 posts
type 2

250 pts + 100 posts
type 3

400 pts + 150 posts
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purchase code

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[post][title]purchasing[/title]
[b]Character:[/b]

[b]OOC:[/b] New Character designs/Boards (description, name, place)
[b]Power up:[/b] (IC power up purchases)
[b]Items:[/b] Approval needed

[b]Unique power/item name[/b] - Answer every question for making your own power.

- What does this do?
- How does it work?
- Who does it affect?
- Who doesn't it affect?
- How can it be defended against and? (and more than one please)
-  How does this affect your character when using it?

[u]Notes: [/u]
If this is for a plot? That you have this burning itch? Going for a rank? Tell why they need this or you want it and how it might have come to be about.

[b]Total points spent:[/b] [u]# of points[/u]
[b]Take Points from account:[/b] character name or OOC[/post]


witch petitioning

CODE
[post][title]petitioning[/title]

 [b]Character app link:[/b] [url=LINKHERE]App[/url]

 [b]Current Witch Rank:[/b]

 [b]Character Post count:[/b]

 [b]Peitioning for:[/b] Rank or Witch type

 [b]Explain why it makes sense IC for your character to advance in rank (or become a witch).[/b] Only Fill out if Applying for Rank
 [b]If approved, how will the rise in rank affect your character's powers?[/b]

 [b]If approved, what will your character's focus in this new witch type be and how will this affect their current powers?[/b] Only Fill out if applying for additional witch type or 1st witch type

 [b]Explain why it makes sense IC for your character to learn this new kind of magic (or become a witch).[/b] Only fill out if applying for additional witch type or 1st witch type.

 [b]How would your character learn this new witch type?[/b] Only fill out if applying for witch type

 [b]Link to tracker:[/b] [url=LINKHERE]Tracker[/url][/post]
played by JoJoEranthe384 posts
26 years
High Class Escort
442 points
Purchasing - post with Character account

Character: Kimberly Waters

Potions: Lunar Eclipse x9

Notes: And pregnancy token- being used for plot effective now

Total points spent: 460 points
Take Points from account: Kimberly Waters
played by WakeRogue58 posts
28 years
Surgical Resident
29 points
Purchasing - post with Character account


Character: Morgaine Gauthier

Unique power/item name - Unique Power (Staff)

Notes: After being in New York for two years, Morgaine has started to get into dangerous situations, specifically he June BWP. She is a born shifter, but I think it’s possible surviving the BWP could have triggered a power she had but wasn’t aware of.

Total points spent: 70 points
Take Points from account: Morgaine Gauthier

played by Slap dat booty Mudblood140 posts
19 years
Resident Potato
2169 points
purchasing

OOC: Shapeshifter - Smilodon

Total points spent: 120
Take Points from account: Slapshot


purchasing

OOC: Wanderer- Beta I- Wereboar

Total points spent: 70
Take Points from account: Slapshot
played by Mother of SinOverlord418 posts
24 years
1006 points

approved

By accepting this approval, I hereby understand the rules and my purchase will be done of my own volition.



played by LockeEwe328 posts
23 years
Central Purrk Barista
304 points
purchasing

Character: Benjamine Martel

Unique power Witch Power x4

1. Counter Magic: For each spell that she knows, Benji can apply an applicable counter-measure. At the moment she can only cast counter spells on herself. Typically, these counter-spells are given form through the application of impermanent runic tattoos. If not drawing energy directly from her Grimoire itself, Benji often uses crystals as quasi-batteries so if she exhausts a crystal’s energy then the spell can fail. She can pre-emptively apply the tattoos to be ‘activated’ at her discretion but once the spell becomes ‘active’ the tattoo will start to fade and may need to be reapplied. Duration depends on the intensity of the attack on her person.

2. Shielding: A rather general ‘catch-all’, Benji can cast a shield upon herself that reflects magic back toward the caster - or indeed in any direction. Unfortunately, she cannot control how the spells ‘bounce' - there is every reasonable chance that she could inadvertently redirect the magic toward an ally or an innocent bystander. René , for example, in his role as Martyr was often the victim of her collateral damage.

The strength and duration of the shield is determined by the intensity of the attack upon her, the clarity of her runic tattoo (for example, if it becomes distorted/smudged) and the amount of energy involved. To all intents and purposes, the shield is a bubble and will begin to 'fade' if too much pressure is applied to it; in Benji's case this would be if the spells being directed toward her are too powerful for her to block. For example, she could shield herself against fire-type magic. As a level-two practitioner, if she encountered a level-four fireball, she would not be able to completely defend herself from harm and might incur 2nd or 3rd degree burns. As her shields weaken, her tattoos also start to fade and become indistinct, although they can be reapplied.

3. Divining/Scrying: With the use of a crystal pendulum (example) and a map, Benji can locate people and objects. Similar to her Truth from Lies ability she must set this process in terms of ‘yes’ or ‘no’. By drawing a 4x4 grid over a map she poses the question: “Is the object/person I'm seeking in Quadrant A? Quadrant B? Quadrant C? Quadrant D?”

Assuming she gets a “yes” answer, she then divides that quadrant into four parts as before, labeling them differently this time (for example, using numbers if she used letters before). Asking the same question about each quadrant until she gets a “yes” answer, she repeats the process until she has a small enough quadrant for searching. It is helpful for her to name the quadrants using different things each time, so there is no confusion. She may need to get a map with larger scale to drill down to the point where a search would be worthwhile.
If she does not get a “yes” answer then the object/person may not be on the map or could be blocking her through other means i.e. wards or other metaphysical shielding.

4. Counter-Divining: Converse to Divining, Benji can hide herself from being detected through magical means. The degree to which she can successfully block the attempts of the person seeking her depends on their skills, the clarity of her runic tattoo (for example, if it becomes distorted/smudged) and the amount of energy involved. If they are particularly good at Divining then she may not be able to hide herself at all or may only be able to scramble her location into being inaccurate.

Notes:
Benji has been a Counter witch since her inception but it was always a bit vague about what she could/could not do.

Total points spent: 180 points [4x45]
Take Points from account: Benjamine Martel
played by LEELERSAWESOME201 posts
LIKE WOAH years
SEA CRISPS
151 points
Unique Power for Morgaine


As a Swanmane, Morgaine is naturally less aggressive than most other 'predator' species out there. Though she's taught herself the ability to fight and defend herself, when it comes to fight or flight - flight often still seems to be the Swanmanes best chance. This power developed for Morgaine very shortly after the Pride Parade in June 2018 as a new defense mechanism.

In the wild, when a Swan perceives a threat they rear up with dramatically flared wings and hiss, grunt, snort and flap. Anything that might make itself appear large, more feral and overall intimidate it' attacker. This power gives Morgaine the ability to do exactly that. Intimidate her attackers and temporarily 'freeze' them on the spot. Presenting Morgaine with a short time window to get away.

This power works passively. Triggered by the adrenaline rush that spikes with natural fear. Whether its fear for herself or fear for someone else immediately within her vicinity. Channeling the energy of her fear and essentially pushing it out of herself and onto the people around her. It works on people within a five foot radius and lasts anywhere from three minutes to ten minutes depending on the species, power level and susceptibility of that person. (IE: Humans are very susceptible but psychics with shields and vampires will be effected less and for shorter duration.)

This power can only be used once a week and, like most things with a hard and fast adrenaline rush, it comes with a brutal crash an hour after it's been used. Food and a nap might be required to recover!

@Wake
played by Mother of SinOverlord418 posts
24 years
1006 points

pending

Please see the below notes for changes that need to be made to your purchase and repost with your new purchase below.



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played by SamanthaMember16 posts
31 years
MMA Trainer
5 points
purchasing

Character: Jesslyn Slade

Discoverer
After her first shift Jesslyn came into a new power, not that she has any desire to have it. This power gives her the ability to sense new wolves in the city - essentially anyone who isn’t already affiliated with the pack whether they are newly infected or wolves who were already infected when they entered the city.

Currently, this power won’t make it easy for her to actually track down the new wolf - well, not in any way that is actually practical. When a new wolf enters the city (or is made) she will feel a kind of pull in her stomach and instinct will tell her what it means, she won’t be able to explain how she knows what she knows. Tracking the wolf will be a long and arduous task as she will have no knowledge where they actually are, but the pull in her stomach will grow stronger as she nears the wolf. Unfortunately, it will be the worst game of hot and cold and if she actually tries to hunt them down it will mean a lot of traveling aimlessly, literally following her gut and in a crowded city, even if she’s standing right on top of them she won’t actually know who the new werewolf is (unless she happens upon them completely alone).

If she tries to ignore the pull it will slowly grow in strength until it is truly painful and it won’t subside until she has found the new wolf. Trying to ignore the pain will not only cause it to grow to excruciating levels, but it will also reduce the already extremely limited control she has over her beast. Not only that, but the pain could end up forcing a shift, if it doesn’t cause some kind of internal damage first. If Jesslyn allows the pull to get to the point where it is more painful than annoying before she decides to follow it she may get sick when she finds the wolf and the pain finally releases, the sickness can range from nausea, dizziness, and even passing out.

The tracking ability will only improve as she accepts her beast and gains control over it. However, that isn’t something that is liable to happen any time soon as she feels even further disconnected with her beast after each shift. If she ever does end up gaining control over the beast she will be able to give a general location for the new werewolf when she feels the first pull and finding them will be much easier, less like traveling blindly and more like following a faded map.



Notes:
This power could help facilitate plots and connections. It could also make her valuable to the pack in more than just being Draven's baby sister. This power will also hold a bit of irony, in that she refuses to accept her beast but will be forced to find those who share the same infection she does.

Total points spent: 45 points
Take Points from account:Jesslyn Slade
played by JoThe Lazy Admin160 posts
25 years
The doer of many things
277 points

approved

By accepting this approval, I hereby understand the rules and my purchase will be done of my own volition.



played by TaraMeat Popsicle54 posts
30 years
I am The Gatekeeper.
264 points
purchasing

Character: Aoife (Unicorn)

OOC: Yokai (140), and Banned Trait (90)

Notes:
Bringing Aoife back~ <3

Total points spent: 230
Take Points from account: TARARA
played by JocusEurayle21 posts
101 years
Unemployed
56 points
purchasing Rank

Character: Brynja Ørjan

Power up: Beta 1

Total points spent: It's free WEEE
Take Points from account: None one's! XD
played by Kikki57 posts
years
Eevee Lover
726 points
purchasing

Character: Marceline Delacroix

OOC: Lycanthrope Alpha I

Notes:
This is for my new Wereleopard Marceline Delacroix that I'm making. I'd like to start her as an alpha, thats all haha. I'm working on her in google docs but if needed I can throw up a bare bones profile in the WIP first

Total points spent: 120
Take Points from account: Kikki
played by Mother of SinOverlord418 posts
24 years
1006 points

approved

By accepting this approval, I hereby understand the rules and my purchase will be done of my own volition.



played by JoJoNimar-Raj378 posts
29 years
Carpenter
566 points
purchasing

Character: Dean McFarland

OOC: 2 new boards
Forum:
Panthera Street
Subforum:
Panthera Place
Notes:
New Pard place of living/plot opportunities

Total points spent: 100
Take Points from account: Dean
played by Mother of SinOverlord418 posts
24 years
1006 points

approved

By accepting this approval, I hereby understand the rules and my purchase will be done of my own volition.



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